dentons-guide-2019Ten years after the European Union vowed to produce 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, it has made huge progress toward that goal. Now, a new challenge beckons: In 2018, the EU formally set itself a binding target to achieve 32 percent of energy from renewables by 2030.

The latest edition of Dentons’ “Investing in renewable energy projects in Europe” guide surveys an industry at a crossroads. In some jurisdictions, at least in respect of some technologies, the development of new projects has slowed or come to a halt—often by the curtailing of publicly funded financial support or other regulatory constraints. Elsewhere there is a strong development pipeline, and good projects have little difficulty in finding suitable finance, but for the longer term, there are questions about the system impact of high volumes of variable renewable generation and its implications for electricity market design, which are starting to be addressed systematically only now. Europe continues to benefit from trends like falling technology costs worldwide, but it must compete for attention and investment in an increasingly competitive and global sector.

Information about Ukraine is on page 44.

In general, the climate for investments in RES projects in Ukraine improved in 2018 due to a general softening of currency restrictions, stabilizing of the local currency, state policy on deregulation of business and considerable improvement in the situation with financing by local and foreign financial institutions, such as EBRD, NEFCO and BSTDB.

Download the 2019 edition of Dentons’ “Investing in renewable energy projects in Europe” guide. It highlights key regulatory developments and gives snapshots of the prospects for renewable energy projects in 20 jurisdictions across Europe and Central Asia.

Dentons has produced this guide in cooperation with RECHARGE, the global source for renewable energy news and intelligence.

bioenergy-europe-2018-statistical-reportSince its debut in 2007, Bioenergy Europe’s Statistical Report has provided an in-depth overview of the bioenergy sector across EU-28.

Enriched every year with new statistics and findings, it gathers unique data on the dynamics of the European bioenergy market from a growing number of international contributors, helping the industry, decision makers, investors and all bioenergy professionals to better assess the situation of bioenergy in Europe.

Readers will get accurate, up-to-date information on the overall EU energy system, the current state of play of bio-heat and bio-electricity, the availability and dynamics of supply, and much more - including a whole chapter dedicated to statistics on pellet.

>>Download Bioenergy Europe's Statistical Report 2018 you can on Bioenergy Europe website.

UABio has been a Full Member of Bioenergy Europe (formerly known as AEBIOM) Association for 2 years already.

About AEBIOM rebrands to “Bioenergy Europe you can read here.

iea wood pellet study 2017IEA published an updated report on market trends and trade of wood pellets in the world. Since 2011 global wood pellet market increased annually by 14% in average. The study covers the issues of pellet production, trade and consumption, as well as pellet prices nowadays and in the future in different countries and globally.

Download the Global wood pellet industry and trade study 2017 from the IEA website or by the direct link

b4b buklet 3Bioenergy4Business Brochure #3 "Biomass Utilisation in District Heating Plants" is already available on the B4B website.

Brochure includes:

  • Basic technical rules for establishing such bioenergy heating systems
  • Examples of logistic systems for fuel delivery
  • Benchmarks for performance that should be achieved
  • Presentation of successful cases with key characteristics and photos
  • Links and contacts for further information.


There is a huge potential for yield increase of agricultural crop residues and biomass from forestry in the European Union, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. In a study for the European Commission, Scientific-Engineering Centre "Biomass" as regional expert of the research team investigated the realistic and technical-sustainable potential for Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. The research team developed and assessed best practice strategies for residue yield increase with regard to their feasibility of application in the EU, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.

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Bioenergy4Business Broshure #2 "Supply of solid biofuels for mid-scale heat plants" is already available on the B4B website.

Broshure includes:

  • Basic technical rules for establishing fuel delivery systems, supply chains and storage facilities;
  • Examples of logistic systems for fuel delivery and recommendations regarding content of fuel delivery contracts;
  • Presentation of successful cases with key characteristics and photos.
Download Bioenergy4Business Broshure #2 "Supply of solid biofuels for mid-scale heat plants"

International Financial Corporation (IFC, World Bank Group) gladly shared with Bioenergy Association of Ukraine findings of the Survey "Market conditions for biomass-to-energy projects in Ukraine".

The survey has been conducted among 200+ Ukrainian stakeholders: pellet producers, agricultural producers (agro-holdings), as well as district heating companies. It will be helpful for policy decision makers to shape biomass market support responses, for vendors to find potential market opportunities, and for financial institutions to understand which financial instruments will be best to offer.

The survey findings are supplemented with some recommendations from technical and financial experts with strong background in developing and financing similar projects in Europe and globally, including Head of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha.

We hope that this report will provide useful information and contribute to future advancement of biomass-to-energy projects in Ukraine.

Download the survey “Market conditions for biomass-to-energy projects in Ukraine”

Bioenergy4Business Broshure #1  "Biomass in-house boilers for potential operators/investors" is already available on the B4B website.

Broshure includes:

• Basic technical rules for establishing in-house bioenergy heating systems;
• Examples of logistic systems for fuel delivery;
• Presentation of successful cases with key characteristics and photos;
• Links and contacts for further information

Download B4B project Broshure #1"Biomass in-house boilers for potential operators/investors"


Отчет подготовлен Международной финансовой корпорацией (IFC, Группа Всемирного банка).

Основные выводы исследования:

  1. Емкость украинского рынка картонно-бумажной продукции зна- чительно превышает объемы собственного производства бумаги и картона. Ежегодно в Украину импортируется более 1 млн т картон- но-бумажной продукции, основной ассортимент которой в стране не производится, либо производится в недостаточных объемах.
  2. Именно отсутствие сырья и производства первичных полуфабрика- тов (целлюлозы и ХТММ) является основным барьером для разви- тия предприятий бумажной отрасли в Украине.
  3. Потенциал использования соломы, которая в настоящее время широко применяется в мировой практике в качестве сырья для предприятий картонно-бумажной промышленности, явно недооценен.
  4. По данным ассоциации «УкрПапир», в долгосрочной перспективе Украине потребуется до $2 млрд инвестиций для реализации про- ектов по переработке соломы с целью ее использования в картон- но-бумажной промышленности. 
  5. Использование соломы в качестве сырья для целлюлозно-бумажной отрасли Украины приведет к расширению ассортимента и повыше- нию качества картонно-бумажной продукции, повысит конкурен- тоспособность отрасли, создаст новые рабочие места, а аграриям позволит эффективно утилизировать излишек соломы.
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Общественная организация "Институт местного развития" в рамках проекта USAID "Местные альтернативные источники энергии: г. Миргород" подготовила Практическое руководство "Биоэнергетические проекты: от идеи до воплощения". 

В восьми разделах пособия подробно раскрываются технические, правовые, организационные, экологические, финансово-экономические и социальные аспекты замещення невозобновляемых энергоносителей биотопливом в коммунальной теплоэнергетике. При этом использование биомассы для нужд централизованного теплоснабжения рассматривается как комплексная задача, которая требует системного решения и современных подходов. 

В частности описаны: инновационные технические решения по перестройке существующей газовой котельной на высокоэффективную комбинированную мультитопливную котельную для надежного и качественного теплообеспечения жилого микрорайона; создание ресурсно-логистической инфраструктуры проектов с использованием биотоплива в системах централизованного теплоснабжения; определение стоимости местной биомассы и реальных источников финансирования биоэнергетических проектов; методы привлечения к участию в них местных граждан для победы над газовой зависимостью как украинских городов, так и страны в целом.

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